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The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 11.25.2015

Video of police shooting sparks outrage on Chicago streets; Nestlé calls itself out over forced labor issues in Thailand; Amazon takes precaution over possible password leaks; E. coli outbreak has Costco under federal microscope Read entire article
25 Nov 2015 | 4:14 am PST

Nestlé's "brave" Thailand seafood admission the new reality for food companies probing their supply chains

Company's admits forced labour is part of its Thai seafood supply chain and says almost all US and European companies that buy seafood are exposed to these human rights abuses Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 11:29 pm PST

DC Lottery puts ad services up for grabs

The scope of work includes traditional and digital marketing services, the latter spanning digital and social strategy, design, development and execution, as well as analytics and reporting for each. Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 11:57 am PST

Amazon quickly pulls plug on subway campaign with Nazi imagery

A campaign running in the New York City subway promoting 'The Man in the High Castle' and featuring Nazi and Imperial Japanese imagery met a quick end on Tuesday. Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 11:53 am PST

The Red Bull Effect: Why more brands are creating their video content in-house

From Marriott to Pepsi, brands are turning to their own teams to produce video. Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 10:47 am PST

Move over, turkey: How KFC is promoting chicken in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The fried chicken brand is once again putting Colonel Harland Sanders front-and-center in its marketing. Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 8:18 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday, 11.24.2015

Politicians not fans of Pfizer-Allergan deal; 'The Man in the High Castle' subway campaign turns heads; Volkswagen faces tax investigation in Germany; Uber launches safety advisory board; Christie improves his chances in New Hampshire. Read entire article
24 Nov 2015 | 4:40 am PST

5 minutes with Zocalo Group CEO Paul Rand

As Zocalo Group moves away from Ketchum to digital specialist Critical Mass, its CEO and founder Paul Rand answers a few questions from PRWeek. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 2:15 pm PST

Your call: Is hiding share numbers a good move for Twitter?

And we were just getting over the stars vs. hearts debate Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 2:08 pm PST

Euro woes and 'client budget weaknesses' hit Creston as first-half growth slows

Creston has reported a "slow start" to its financial year, citing the impact of the weakening Euro, "client budget weaknesses" and slower performance in its health arm linked to the need for a more integrated health offer. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 1:56 pm PST

Anne Colaiacovo leads Allison+Partners' Boston expansion

Promoted to chair of Allison's Eastern region, Colaiacovo is taking on oversight of the Boston and DC locations. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 11:24 am PST

Watch: Pfizer CEO Ian Read says Allergan deal will result in more US investment

Trying to counter the media narrative that the record pharmaceutical-sector merger is just an attempt to avoid taxes, Read said it means the companies will spend more in the US. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 10:52 am PST

Thai beer Singha to target hipsters with storytelling campaign

Singha has brought on Curate Directive to handle social media to make US Millennials more aware of the brand. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 7:00 am PST

The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.23.2015

Belgian Twitter users' cute response to police request for radio silence; Walmart moves Cyber Monday sales up a day; Pfizer, Allergan announce landmark deal; Rubio debuts first national TV ad; Latest Trump comments astonish. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 4:35 am PST

Hill+Knowlton Strategies unveils new leadership in India

New COO, chief strategy officer and public policy lead will ensure agency's 'One India' platform that eliminates regional divisions Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 2:36 am PST

Volkswagen considers dropping sponsorship of four German football clubs, says report

Volkswagen is reportedly considering dropping its sponsorship of four prominent German football teams following cutbacks to its investment plan after the emissions crisis. Read entire article
23 Nov 2015 | 1:46 am PST

Inside in-house: Globe Telecom's SVP of corporate comms on social media and Star Wars

Ma Yolanda Crisanto, senior vice president, corporate communications at Philippines-based Globe Telecom, talks about the challenges of PR in the telecoms sector and why Star Wars is the next big thing for the brand Read entire article
21 Nov 2015 | 9:29 pm PST

Gawker's key to success in politics: Keep being Gawker

The gossip website said this week that it's turning its gaze to politics. It should stay true to its roots to make an impact. Read entire article
20 Nov 2015 | 9:29 am PST

A comms manifesto for a global future

PRWeek's Global Awards are open for entries and this represents a great time to reflect on the global reach of communications and consider how PRWeek can further increase the scope of its coverage. Read entire article
20 Nov 2015 | 7:38 am PST

Labor Department feels out agencies for disability employment campaign

The department issued a request for information for a firm to support its Campaign for Diversity Employment. Read entire article
19 Nov 2015 | 1:20 pm PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT

Multinational companies give rise to mature PR industry in Bogotá

Miguel Herrera, market leader at Burson-Marsteller Colombia, says the arrival of multinational companies has given rise to a mature PR industry
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1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

Kansas City rallies to keep young PR talent in town

Trozzolo Communications Group VP Joshua Brewster discusses how a spirit of togetherness imbues the city’s business and comms sectors
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1 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am PDT

Santiago PR pros strive to improve private sector's image after scandals

Pelayo Bezanilla, public affairs and comms manager, Coca-Cola, says PR professionals are hot to improve the reputation of Chile's private sector.
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26 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST
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